Topic: John Kessler
The study's leaders say rates of methane decomposition after the Gulf oil spill 'were faster than had ever been recorded in any other place on the planet.' Other scientists are cautious about the results.
Large quantities of methane released by BP's oil blowout aren't fouling beaches like the Gulf oil spill is, but could endanger a key link in the undersea food chain.
Gulf gas: The BP oil spill has increased the amount of methane gas in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, with the potential of creating 'dead zones' for fish and other aquatic wildlife.